Start Where You Are : Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, Paperback Book

Start Where You Are : Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be Paperback

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"Gardner is encouraging us all to start where we are and dare to make our lives bigger and stronger, more satisfactory, and better.

Chris Gardner is a knockout!"-Maya Angelou Chris Gardner's astonishing memoir-the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, The Pursuit of Happyness, which inspired the film of the same name starring Will Smith-served as a shining beacon of hope for countless people.

In Start Where You Are, "a book that teaches you how to transform the impossible into the possible" (Sidney Poitier), Gardner offers indispensible life lessons in getting from where you are to where you want to be.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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  • Category: Popular psychology
  • ISBN: 9780061537127

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Hmmmm, not bad but could have been alot better . . .For me, it wasn't one of those can't put down reads. That's for sure! I was looking to acquire a bit more in the writing material - from this particular author. Guess, that's what happens when one achieve its stardom from the start - of their authorship. However, if your expections are not mine, consider reading the book. Its material was designed to be one of those self-help models. Personally, I've read better ones; and they did keep my interest throughout.

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Gardner's sequel to The Pursuit of Happyness is less biography and more a collection of top life lessons and best practices. They are all relevant and, to varying degrees, inspiring. Personally, I found it hard to take in so many concepts - 44 of them. It may read better as a daily motivational. Regardless, the lessons are useful, and I always respect a writer who has learned them directly rather than only sharing the life experience of others (even if one of my favorite concepts in the book is to borrow from the examples of the resourceful people around you). Another highlight is his advice about creating a personal balance sheet, inclusive of the intangible skills and relationships.